At least one person dead after rear-ending truck on I-35 in Guthrie

Posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 7:01 am    

GUTHRIE, OK – At least one person was killed in a semi-truck crash on I-35 in Guthrie on Friday morning, according to News 9.

The collision happened in Logan County on southbound I-35, near State Highway 33, around 10 a.m., when a sedan crashed into the back of a semi-truck.

At least one person was confirmed dead in the crash.

Traffic was backed up for several miles as authorities worked the scene.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Jack-knifed semi-truck causes traffic delays and lane closures on I-40

Posted on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at 1:28 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A jack-knifed semi-truck caused traffic delays and lane closures on I-40 eastbound this morning, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at around 8:50 a.m. on eastbound I-40, beneath I-35 N at the Ft. Smith junction in east Oklahoma City.

A jack-knifed semi-truck was blocking two of the left lanes.

There is no information at this point on possible injuries.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


1 man dead, 1 hospitalized after truck flies off I-40 overpass near Hinton

Posted on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 3:53 pm    

HINTON, OK (CADDO COUNTY) – A man from Tennessee was killed and another man was injured after a semi-truck went off the side of the I-40 overpass near Hinton early this morning, according to KFOR.

The crash happened at 1:45 a.m. about a mile west of Hinton on eastbound I-40, when a 2020 Freightliner semi-truck went off the right side of the overpass. It fell about thirty feet before crashing into an embankment.

27-year-old Marquez McDowell, who had been riding in the sleeper compartment, was ejected 80 feet during the crash.

59-year-old Andre Hood, of Covington, Tenn., was pinned within the wreckage for about 20 minutes. He was extricated and taken to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

McDowell was taken to the hospital in Oklahoma City for the treatment of head, internal, and external torso injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


22-year-old dump truck driver fatally struck by train in Canadian County

Posted on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 8:24 am    

OKARCHE, OK (CANADIAN COUNTY) – A 22-year-old truck driver was fatally struck by a train in Canadian County yesterday, according to KFOR.

The crash occurred on 234th Street NW, near Okarche, when the driver of a 2001 Freightliner dump truck attempted to drive across a set of railroad tracks. The truck was then struck by a Union Pacific train, which pushed the vehicle about a third of a mile before stopping.

22-year-old Warr Acres man Hugo J. Barrera, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle.

Barrera was taken to the hospital in Kingfisher, where he was later pronounced dead.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Jack-knifed semi-truck and flooded roads lead to closures on I-44

Posted on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 12:31 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A combination of a jack-knifed semi-truck and flooded roadways led to closures and traffic delays on I-44 this morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened on westbound I-44, near the Northwest Expressway, at about 7:10 a.m.

The westbound traffic lanes were shut down as a result of the dangerous conditions. Traffic was being diverted to the Northwest Expressway. Delays were expected to last for several hours.

It is unclear what led to the truck crash, or if anyone was hurt as a result.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Update: 14-year-old killed, 2 others injured in fatal Kay Co. truck crash

Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 8:32 am    

BRAMAN, OK (KAY COUNTY) – More information has been released on yesterday’s fatal car accident in Kay County, located in northern Oklahoma, which led to the death of a teenager and the injury of two other people.

This is an update to a previous news story.

According to KFOR, the crash happened on I-35 S, near Braman, at about 3:20 p.m., when a 2010 Jeep Wrangler was struck from behind by a 2005 Volvo semi-truck. The impact sent the Jeep off the roadway and caused it to overturn.

The driver and two passengers, all three from Stanley, North Dakota, were ejected during the crash. One of those, a 14-year-old, died at the scene.

The 45-year-old driver suffered critical injuries to the head and internal torso. He and his 40-year-old female passenger were airlifted to the hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

The 40-year-old passenger sustained non-critical head and internal torso wounds.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


One injured after military truck overturns on I-40 and Kickapoo Tpk

Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 5:37 pm    

NEWALLA, OK – One person was injured after a military vehicle crashed and overturned on I-40 this afternoon, according to KFOR.

The collision happened near the Kickapoo Turnpike at about 2 p.m., when a military vehicle hauling a storage container crashed and overturned.

The driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A crane was brought in to help clear the scene from the roadway.

All three lanes of I-40 were blocked for multiple hours following the accident.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Truck hauling cars goes up in flames after colliding with another truck

Posted on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at 9:40 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A truck went up in flames after it collided with another tractor-trailer on I-40 last night, according to KFOR.

The collision happened on I-40, near the Amarillo Junction for I-44, before 10 p.m., as a truck hauling other vehicles collided with another tractor-trailer.

The vehicle-hauling truck burst into flames following the crash.

No injuries were immediately reported.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Police respond to a semitruck rollover accident in OKC

Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 7:19 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City police responded to a rollover accident involving a semitruck early this morning, according to KOCO.

The crash happened at around 4 a.m. near the eastbound I-40 off-ramp to westbound I-44, just north of the Oklahoma River.

Officials say three people were in the semitruck. Two passengers were taken to the hospital in stable condition and the driver is uninjured.

Police believe that the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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